The Year in Photos: 2017

A look back at 2017 through photos including favorites and never before seen snapshots.

Gov. Jay Inslee during a prep session for his inaugural address in the House chambers on January 9, 2017 in Olympia, Wash. (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inslee taking the oath of office from Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst during his inauguration in the House chamber in Olympia on Jan. 11, 2017. (Photo Courtesy of Legislative Photo Services)
Gov. Jay Inslee and KCTS host Enrique Cerna during a live broadcast of “Ask the Governor” in the KCTS studios in Seattle, Wash. on Feb. 16, 2017. (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Somewhere along Highway 530, Gov. Jay Inslee joined friends and other riders during the Arlington Darrington Ride to Remember on March 19, 2017 in Snohomish County, Wash.. (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inslee and policy advisor Chris Davis entering the United Nations before the governor spoke on the effects of climate change in Washington state on March 23, 2017 (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inslee with students from the Marysville Pilchuck school district as they show off their coding skills they work on in their after school program at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. on March 28, 2017. (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inslee joined by leaders and staff members discussing improvements made for patients at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. on April 11, 2017. (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inlsee going through scrapbooks at the Washington State Archives during a tour on April 19, 2017 in Olympia, Wash. (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inslee with hosts (left to right) Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Tommy Vietor and Jon Lovett following a taping of ‘Pod Save America’ at the Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Wash. on May 5, 2017. (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inslee and First Lady Trudi Inslee joined parents and teachers for a meeting to discuss education funding changes during a statewide tour at Sharpstein Elementary School in Walla Walla on June 15, 2017. (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inslee at the July 6 signing ceremony for a bill to create the new Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families. (Official Governor’s Office photo)
CNBC host Scott Cohn and Gov. Jay Inslee during a live interview announcing Washington as CNBC’s Top State for Business at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park on July 11, 2017. (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inslee with firefighters and Washington National Guard members during a media briefing on the Jolly Creek fire near Cle Elum, Wash. on Sept. 5, 2017. (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inslee shaking hands with community and board members from the Roza Irrigation district during a grand opening of a new irrigation reservoir near Sunnyside, Wash. on October 5, 2017. (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inslee at Bellevue College during a series of town halls to discuss the state’s role in combatting climate change on Oct. 19 in Bellevue, Wash. (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inslee addresses the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia at the invitation of Premier of British Columbia John Horgan on Nov. 21, 2017 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (Official Office of the Governor photo)
Gov. Jay Inlsee joking with Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) during a press conference in the Governor’s Conference Room on Dec. 13, 2017 in Olympia, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Legislative Photo Services)
Gov. Jay Inslee and Major General Bret D. Daugherty, Adjutant General of the Washington National Guard and others at the site of the Amtrak train derailment near DuPont, Wash. on Dec. 18, 2017.